THE GRANDMASTER
YI DAI ZONG SHI
2013, The Weinstein Company, 108 min, China, Dir: Wong Kar Wai

The latest film from acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai is based on the life of Ip Man (Tony Leung), the kung fu expert who trained Bruce Lee. When grandmaster Gong Baosen (Wang Qinxiang) announces his retirement, Ip Man seems a likely successor – but Gong’s fiery daughter (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON’s Ziyi Zhang) doesn’t want to abandon the family business. Set during China’s Republican era (the country’s golden age of martial arts), THE GRANDMASTER is as rich with period detail and martial arts philosophy as it is with stunningly choreographed action sequences. In Chinese and Japanese with English subtitles.


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